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Meet Kris “Tanto” Paronto at NRA

Even if you’ve never heard the name Kris Paronto, you know who he is. When a US State Department compound and CIA Annex were attacked in Benghazi on September 12, 2012–he was one of the men fighting terrorists on the ground . Americans Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and US Ambassador Christopher Stevens all lost their lives in the attack and several others were injured.

Paronto co-authored the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, that was later adapted into the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay.

At this years NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY Maxim Defense is sponsoring a meet and greet plus a book signing with Kris Paronto. It will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 12p-4p at booth #3954.
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In case you were wondering, in the 13 Hours movie Paronto was played by Pablo Schreiber.
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Paronto was also recently on the range with an Hk416 equipped with a Maxim Defense CQB stock. You can view the video below

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You can visit Maxim Defense online here.

More about the book:

13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country.

13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book–but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men–and what they accomplished–is unforgettable.


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